15 days in Finland Itinerary

15 days in Finland Itinerary

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15 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Mariehamn
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: London


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3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Vantaa Art Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa Art Museum, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Hupisaaret Park, then see the interesting displays at Oulun Taidemuseo, and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, see the interesting displays at Kierikki Stone Age Centre, then tour or see a game at Oulu Climbing Centre, then pause for some photo ops at Toripolliisi, and finally don't miss a visit to Kauppahalli.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip planning site .

Fly from Helsinki to Oulu in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Oulu are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mariehamn.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kierikki Stone Age Centre
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Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Kierikki Stone Age Centre ©
Kierikki Stone Age Centre
Oulun Taidemuseo ©
Oulun Taidemuseo

2
nights
Mariehamn

Mariehamn ©
Mariehamn is the capital of Åland, an autonomous territory under Finnish sovereignty. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Museumship Pommern, learn about all things military at Aland Maritime Museum, step into the grandiose world of Jan Karlsgården Outdoor museum Jan Karlsgården, then examine the collection at Kastelholm Castle, and finally take in the waterfront at The Maritime Quarter. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, then contemplate the long history of Salis Batteri, then step off the mainland to explore Kobba Klintar, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mariehamn day trip planning app .

You can fly from Oulu to Mariehamn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Mariehamn sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mariehamn

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aland Island, Aland Hunting & Fishing Museum, Kastelholm Castle
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Museumship Pommern ©
Museumship Pommern
Aland Maritime Museum ©
Aland Maritime Museum
Kastelholm Castle ©
Kastelholm Castle

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Teijo National Park and Vepsa Island. Get some historical perspective at Old Rauma and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma) and Automobile Museum (in Uusikaupunki). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

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Traveling by flight from Mariehamn to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rauma, Automobile Museum, Naantali Old Town, Teijo National Park
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. You'll explore and learn at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Parola Tank Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Visavuori in Valkeakoski (about 36 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Ronga, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Parola Tank Museum, Visavuori
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum